The Fairness Project is proud to announce Ronald Newman as the most recent addition to the organization’s executive board.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with someone as accomplished and distinguished as Ronald Newman,” said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of the Fairness Project. “His experience and perspective will be a huge asset to our organization and the fulfillment of our mission to empower voters in the fight for economic justice.”

Mr. Newman brings with him years of advocacy experience from his time as an attorney for the U.S. Department of State and his work in the Obama Administration as the Director of Human Rights and Refugee Protection on the National Security Council, to his current role at the ACLU where he serves as National Political Director.

“Cycle after cycle, The Fairness Project has proven that you can win economic justice at the ballot box, working in states and political terrains where few others have dared to venture. I am deeply inspired by their work and look forward to continuing the fight for economic equity together,” Mr. Newman said of his decision to join the board.

Prior to his work at the state department, he took part in the team that brought class action litigation against the State of Connecticut to increase educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court defending voluntary integration programs in Washington and Kentucky. He has also lived and worked in China where he studied issues of trade and development. Mr. Newman holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College.